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Coastal Area 13002 West coast of Chita Peninsula

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Tokoname, Chita, Mihama, Aichi Prefecture
Area (km2) 68

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters on the eastern side of Ise Bay (the western side of the Chita Peninsula). Eel grass beds unfold off the coast of Tokoname (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). This also is a habitat for mudskippers (Kimura, personal communication; Mie Prefecture Red Data Book).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 3.7
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.7
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 0.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 0.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Dosinia troscheli
Criteria 2
Neophocaena phocaenoides (Fineless porpoise)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Amphioctopus fangsiao (Ocellated octopus)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)

* This is the species list of which meet the criteria. In that matter, this list does not include all species that inhabit the individual area.
Abbreviation in the information is as follows.
[Br/Ne] : Adjacent water of breeding area or nesting site
[Sp] : spawning area
[Ad] : species not used for analysis but add to the list because inhabit information was collected later
[Ex] : species used for analysis but considered to be possibly extinct in the EBSA region (area)
No mark : data of species distribution


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